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Florida’s First People

Emerson Point Preserve
Palmetto, FL

January 10 or March 6

Discover how Florida’s First People adjusted to a moving coastline. Learn native technology and ethnobotany.

Register for the January 10 walk.

Register for the March 6 walk.

Meet at the Temple Mound Parking Lot – first on your left as you pull in the preserve.

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Sea Level Rise

Ken Thompson Park
Sarasota, FL​

January 17 or March 13

Discover how sea level rise is affecting our coast. Enjoy a mangrove boardwalk, plant and animal identification, and more.

Register for the January 17 walk.

Register for the March 13 walk.

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Coastal Resilience

Perico Preserve
Bradenton, FL

January 24 or March 20

Discover how Florida’s land managers re-create a coastline. Encounter native plants, animals, gopher tortoise habitat, and new seagrass meadows.

Register for the January 24 walk.

Register for the March 20 walk.

There is only one parking area and it is right where you pull off the road.
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Inland Invader Issues

Red Bug Slough
Sarasota, FL

January 31 or March 27

Changing climate conditions are allowing for more plants to invade our native habitats. Learn how local land managers deal with this pestilence.

Register for the January 31 walk.

Register for the March 27 walk.

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Early Restoration Efforts

Leffis Key
Bradenton Beach, FL

February 7 or April 3

Discover the first mangrove coastal restoration project on Sarasota Bay. Hear how to plant mangroves, enjoy a mangrove forest boardwalk and bird migration stopover, and learn about inlet dynamics.

Register for the February 7 walk.

Register for the April 3 walk.

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Mangrove Migration

Robinson Preserve
Bradenton, FL

February 21 or April 10

Discover how mangroves are adapting to a moving coastline. Learn and experience mangrove physiology, salterns, fiddler crabs, and coastal restoration (and maybe a dancing reddish egret!)

Register for the February 21 walk.

Register for the April 10 walk.

Meet under the fig trees at the playground.

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Stormwater Solutions

Celery Fields
Sarasota, FL

February 28 or April 17

Learn how this former celery farm became an international birding destination. Sarasota Audubon built a LEED Gold Nature Center with native gardens and volunteer docents on the boardwalks. Phillippi Creek headwaters are treated and tamed to prevent flooding downstream.

Register for the February 28 walk.

Register for the April 17 walk.

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$10/person     4-pack $35     Series $60
Attend all 7 tours – get one FREE!

Use coupon code 4-pack or Series at Check Out to receive the discount.

Proceeds donated to Sarasota Audubon Society

Questions:  Contact Karen Willey, Climate Change Chair